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Jackopsic To Join Szewzcul At U.S. Amateur

John Jackopsic's putting prowess separated him from the rest of the field in the U.S. Amateur qualifier last week at Shuttle Meadow Country Club in Berlin. His 36-hole score of 5-under par 136 earned him an exemption to the 115th U.S. Amateur Aug. 17-23. "I had struggled with my putting the two weeks prior to the qualifier," said Jackopsic of West Hartford. "That day I put it all together on the greens. Putts I needed for birdie or to save par, I usually made them. Confidence means so much in putting. It was a breakthrough putting day." Nine birdies and one eagle proved that. Jackopsic, who recently graduated with a degree in communications and philosophy from...